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Poster: ghostofpig Date: May 31, 2007 10:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An American Poet

What is a dramatist?

God, Bryan, I haven't touched a book of poems in twenty five years, so my end of the conversation would be full of pauses and lapses and very dumb comments.

Gone are the days when I hid out at the SUNY Buffalo library reading unpublished manuscripts and thinking that I was in the true nexus of the universe!

Now I read rock biographies.

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: May 31, 2007 10:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An American Poet

Being born not far from his house in Camden, I am familiar with Walt. He was a bridge to Philadelphia named after him. He also experimented with acorus calamus, aka sweet grass, an indiginous psychoactive plant whose roots were chewed by the lenape and delaware indians for it's stimulant, and in stronger doses, hallucinagenic effects (requiring extraction of asarone). 2 inches of root were typically chewed for energt and oral hygiene and 10 inches causes psychadelic effects. It is still unscheduled and available online.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: May 31, 2007 11:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An American Poet

That's our Walt! One of the great original American madmen.

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: May 31, 2007 11:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An American Poet

Being a poet in the 19th century, I imagine he partook of absinthe and laudinum as well. I'll take creative license and presume he rolled big splifs in between rides down the hershey highway. Which is a few hours away in the "poke-a-nose".

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Poster: BryanE Date: May 31, 2007 10:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An American Poet

A dramatist is someone who dramats.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: May 31, 2007 12:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An American Poet

And a dramatary is one who humps?

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Poster: BryanE Date: May 31, 2007 2:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An American Poet

Not exactly-a dramadary is a genre of cliched serialistic features from either film or television centering on the lives, loves, and adventurous exploits of nomads in the Sahara, not to be confused with dramaturg: one who squats and groans to produce overly verbose and highly unnecessary analytical essays regarding the works of Henrik Ibsen.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: May 31, 2007 6:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An American Poet

And dramaqueen is the study of Truman Capote?
Dramalamadingdong is the deconstruction of Little Richard's hip-shakin' dance moves in the post-modernist r&b transcendental zietgest?

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a dram.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Jun 1, 2007 3:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An American Poet

And I'm happy to say that I've not patronized dram shops for nearly six years.

With it being a new day now, and since you do not give a dram, I suggest that we quit beating this horse and move on because I, for one, am draimed.